The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 33 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing XML 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.08% 1.01% 2.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.29% 2.99% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
XML
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
70 67 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 25.09% 33.84% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 28
Average daily rate £375 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £260 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (80.00%) Web Services
2 11 (73.33%) .NET
3 10 (66.67%) IIS
4 9 (60.00%) SQL
5 7 (46.67%) C#
5 7 (46.67%) HTML
5 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (46.67%) Oracle
5 7 (46.67%) CSS
5 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
6 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) jQuery
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
8 4 (26.67%) JBoss
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (26.67%) Ajax
8 4 (26.67%) Windows
8 4 (26.67%) Firewall
8 4 (26.67%) Migration
9 3 (20.00%) MVC
9 3 (20.00%) Scrum

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (66.67%) IIS
2 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (26.67%) JBoss
5 2 (13.33%) CMS400.NET
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 1 (6.67%) Apache
6 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
6 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) Web Services
2 11 (73.33%) .NET
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (33.33%) jQuery
6 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
6 4 (26.67%) Ajax
7 3 (20.00%) SOAP
7 3 (20.00%) WCF
7 3 (20.00%) WPF
7 3 (20.00%) REST
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (13.33%) Spring
8 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
9 1 (6.67%) WSDL
9 1 (6.67%) MSMQ
9 1 (6.67%) Apache Axis
9 1 (6.67%) Java EE
9 1 (6.67%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.67%) Life Science
1 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
1 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) MVC
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) AOP
4 1 (6.67%) Content Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.67%) CRUD
4 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) XAML
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) XQuery
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) XPath
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Ektron
4 1 (6.67%) IBM